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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:21 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — An executive at The Weather Channel says a significant investment is needed for the network to remain at its current headquarters in suburban Atlanta.

Shirley Powell, executive vice president of corporate communications, said in a statement to The Associated Press the company needs significant levels of investment due to projected growth. She said The Weather Channel is in discussions with Cobb County and the local chamber of commerce about ways they can support the company's growth and investments.

Powell made the comments Tuesday, after The Marietta Daily Journal reported that The Weather Channel is seeking significant tax breaks as it plans its expansion.

The newspaper reports the expansion would include 200 to 300 employees at its headquarters, near the site where the Atlanta Braves plan to build a new stadium.

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© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.